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    From singing to screaming: Stage collapses at Indiana high school

    (CNN) — It was the final act of a high school show celebrating the history of rock ‘n’ roll, with the cast coming out on stage to jump, clap and sing along to Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing.” Then it came crashing down. So relieved there were no serious injuries, but what a scary ending! #WHSAmericanPie #Westfield — Sara Camden (@saracamden) April 24, 2015 Pandemonium quickly followed in the auditorium of Westfield High School in Indiana, where some students were […]

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    Children’s pajamas recalled due to fire risk

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — About 32,000 pairs of high-end children’s pajamas are being recalled due to the risk of fire. The pajamas are made by Roberta Roller Rabbit and were sold between 2012 and February of this year. The Consumer Product Safety Commission say the recalled pajamas, which range from toddler size 1 to youth 12, were sold with either long sleeve with pants or short sleeves with shorts. The agency said the pajamas fail to meet federal flammability standards. […]

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    Native American actors reportedly walk off set of Adam Sandler movie

    (CNN) — About a dozen Native American actors have walked off the set of an Adam Sandler movie comedy, saying the satirical Western’s script is insulting to Native Americans and women, according to a report. The walkout occurred Wednesday on the set of “The Ridiculous Six” near Las Vegas, New Mexico, according to the Indian Country Today Media Network. The script called for native women’s names such as “Beaver’s Breath” and “No Bra” and an actress portraying an Apache woman […]

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    America’s hottest liquor shot is …

    (CNN) — When drinkers in Clayton’s, a beachfront bar in South Padre Island, Texas, belly up for a round of shots, bartender Casey Belue can usually guess what they’ll order. It comes in a yellow-labeled bottle with a fire-breathing demon on it. It tastes like Big Red chewing gum. It’s Fireball Cinnamon Whisky, and lately it’s been as hot as its name. “Fireball is number one, definitely. That’s pretty much the chosen shot,” said Belue, who enjoys it herself now […]

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    ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ child actor Sawyer Sweeten commits suicide

    'Everybody Loves Raymond' child actor Sawyer Sweeten commits suicide. — CNN (@CNN) April 24, 2015 (CNN) — Sawyer Sweeten grew up before the eyes of millions as a child star on the endearing family sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond.” Early Thursday he committed suicide, his sister Madylin Sweeten said in a statement. He was 19. “This morning a terrible family tragedy has occurred,” Madylin Sweeten said in a statement passed on by her manager Dino May. “We are devastated […]

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    British police arrest 14-year-old on terror charges

    One of the youngest suspects yet has been arrested on terror-related charges in England. A 14-year-old boy was taken into custody after encouraging an attack on an Australian parade honoring the war dead and urging the beheading of “someone in Australia,” Deborah Walsh, deputy head of counter terrorism at the Crown Prosecution Service, said in a statement Thursday. The teenager was taken into custody April 2 after UK’s Greater Manchester police examined electronic devices and discovered communications between the teen […]

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    It’s expensive to be poor

    Low-income Americans are spending far more than they earn, forcing many to dip into savings, lean on family or go into debt. Those in the bottom 30% of the income scale earn an average of $14,000 a year, including the value of many government benefits like food stamps or disability payments. But they spend more than $25,000, or 182%, of their annual income mostly on basic needs like housing, food and transportation, according to a CNNMoney analysis of Bureau of […]

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    Prosecution rests in death penalty phase of Boston Marathon bomber trial

    BOSTON — When the bomb went off, Steve Woolfenden thought he was still standing. That was because, as he lay on the ground, he was still holding the handles of his son’s stroller. He pulled back the stroller’s cover and saw that his son, Leo, 3, was conscious but bleeding from the left side of his head. Woolfenden checked Leo for other injuries and thought, “Let’s get out of here.” That was before he noticed his Achilles tendon, which resembled […]

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    Georgia Southern car crash kills 5 students, sends campus into mourning

    Georgia Southern University was in mourning Thursday after five nursing students were killed the day before in an automobile accident near Savannah, according to the school’s website. “Every one of our students contributes in no small measure to the Eagle Nation,” college President Brooks A. Keel said in a statement on the website. “The loss of any student, especially in a tragic way, is particularly painful. Losing five students is almost incomprehensible.” Killed were Emily Clark, Morgan Bass, Abbie Deloach, […]

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    5 questions about Freddie Gray’s death protesters want answered

    Protests are gaining steam in Baltimore after a man died from a devastating injury he allegedly suffered while in police custody. Demonstrators have vowed they’ll keep taking to the streets until they get justice. To start, protesters say they’re looking for answers about what happened to Freddie Gray, and why. But it seems like the questions in the controversial case just keep growing. Protesters rallied at Baltimore City Hall on Thursday, and another march is planned for Saturday. Here’s a […]

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    Almost 400 fish dead after chemical mix-up at Texas State Aquarium

    (CNN) — A poisonous chemical used in film processing is being blamed for killing almost 400 fish at the Texas State Aquarium. The chemical got into the Corpus Christi facility’s fish tanks last week by mistake during a parasite treatment. The aquarium director says containers were mislabeled. The aquarium thought it was using the drug trichlorfon, but instead an “isomer of hydroquinone resorcinol” was used, according to test results. The National Institutes of Health identifies hydroquinone as a common but […]